QEH launches 'Girls in STEM' seminars

September 30 2016

Queen Elizabeth's Hospital is well-known for its 425 year history of providing outstanding education for boys. Last Easter, governors at the school announced that the Sixth Form would begin welcoming girls from September 2017, a step that has proved popular among girls in Bristol.

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Queen Elizabeth's Hospital is well-known for its 425 year history of providing outstanding education for boys. Last Easter, governors at the school announced that the Sixth Form would begin welcoming girls from September 2017, a step that has proved popular among girls in Bristol.

"We have great plans for our September 2017 cohort," said Stephen Holliday, headmaster.  

"These include a redevelopment of our Sixth Form Centre to create vibrant new social spaces as well as extra private study areas. I have been delighted to have already welcomed our first prospective female students to visit us and discuss these plans, ahead of our Sixth Form Open Evening on 10 November."

As part of the launch of the co-educational Sixth Form, QEH is holding a series of ‘Girls in STEM’ seminars designed to encourage girls into STEM based careers and to provide relevant information and advice.

The first of these is a medical focused seminar, featuring Dr Rebecca Aspinall (Director of Medical Education & Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, UHB NHS Trust), Dr Anne Pullybank (Director of Surgical Services & Consultant in General Surgery, North Bristol NHS Trust) and Wing Commander N J Glover (Consultant Anaesthetist & Clinical Lead Critical Care Air Support Team, RAF). This will be followed by an engineering seminar with speakers including Cathy Davis (Head of Investment Programmes, BAESystems), Eva Soukupova (Senior Consultant & Civil Nuclear Engineer, Magnox Limited), and Joy Hyde (S & T Technical Programme Manager, Rolls Royce).  

Dr Julia Jönsson, Deputy Head of Sixth Form and a member of the chemistry department, said: "As someone who is passionate about encouraging girls into science, I am delighted that we are able to offer these seminars to girls from Years 9 to 11, at a time when they will be making important subject choices for further study."

The seminars will take place on 11 and 18 October, from 5.00pm-6.30pm and will be held in the school's new £3million Science and Art Building, which was completed over the summer and will be formally opened later this month.  

Anyone interested in attending should contact Emily Down on 0117 930 3042 or edown@qehbristol.co.uk. 

 

Queen Elizabeth's Hospital is well-known for its 425 year history of providing outstanding education for boys. Last Easter, governors at the school announced that the Sixth Form would begin welcoming girls from September 2017, a step that has proved popular among girls in Bristol.

"We have great plans for our September 2017 cohort," said Stephen Holliday, headmaster.  

"These include a redevelopment of our Sixth Form Centre to create vibrant new social spaces as well as extra private study areas. I have been delighted to have already welcomed our first prospective female students to visit us and discuss these plans, ahead of our Sixth Form Open Evening on 10 November."

As part of the launch of the co-educational Sixth Form, QEH is holding a series of ‘Girls in STEM’ seminars designed to encourage girls into STEM based careers and to provide relevant information and advice.

The first of these is a medical focused seminar, featuring Dr Rebecca Aspinall (Director of Medical Education & Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, UHB NHS Trust), Dr Anne Pullybank (Director of Surgical Services & Consultant in General Surgery, North Bristol NHS Trust) and Wing Commander N J Glover (Consultant Anaesthetist & Clinical Lead Critical Care Air Support Team, RAF). This will be followed by an engineering seminar with speakers including Cathy Davis (Head of Investment Programmes, BAESystems), Eva Soukupova (Senior Consultant & Civil Nuclear Engineer, Magnox Limited), and Joy Hyde (S & T Technical Programme Manager, Rolls Royce).  

Dr Julia Jönsson, Deputy Head of Sixth Form and a member of the chemistry department, said: "As someone who is passionate about encouraging girls into science, I am delighted that we are able to offer these seminars to girls from Years 9 to 11, at a time when they will be making important subject choices for further study."

The seminars will take place on 11 and 18 October, from 5.00pm-6.30pm and will be held in the school's new £3million Science and Art Building, which was completed over the summer and will be formally opened later this month.  

Anyone interested in attending should contact Emily Down on 0117 930 3042 or edown@qehbristol.co.uk.